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by SSCBen
Tue Aug 10, 2004 8:49 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: K-Modding - A few questions and thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 1671

The K mod reduces PC size by adding rubber around the balloon and also reduces the number of pumps you can do because eventually it will get near impossible to pump. Basically you get more shots per tank because you have a smaller PC. That's one of the reasons I prefer homemades over modded guns. T...
by SSCBen
Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Just wanted to tell you - 4100, Baby!
Replies: 14
Views: 1312

Some TRUs might, ask if they have any large water guns in the back. Many times there is stock you can't see normally. I think Aquarius got 2 MXLs very cheap that way.
by SSCBen
Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:10 am
Forum: Tips & Tactics
Topic: Communities' Landscape - Present to Future
Replies: 18
Views: 1729

if you saw what I see from my view, you'd likely feel the same, too I post here without any trouble. In fact, I like posting here because there are a lot of people who have good things I'd want to talk about. Where there is discussion I typically will post. It doesn't take much time at all to join ...
by SSCBen
Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: CPS from a CPS4100 - Interesting Angle
Replies: 18
Views: 1930

The ridges are from the clamp. The PC is (or should be) completely flat otherwise.
by SSCBen
Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: CPS from a CPS4100 - Interesting Angle
Replies: 18
Views: 1930

I meant mm (millimeters), not cm. If it was centimeters thick, I'd be really afraid of tearing after multiple use. AFAIK, rubber can't be too thick in order to retain even elasticity. :cool: My homemade's CPS chamber is 3/8" thick, about a centimeter (9.5 mms actually, after the bike tubes it proba...
by SSCBen
Wed Aug 04, 2004 9:47 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: making some homemades - ... finally
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Sounds great, and have fun at the water war. I wish I had wars that big.
by SSCBen
Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:23 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: 5 Min epoxy.
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Hmm, that's odd, I've never used any epoxy in any of the things I have that are capable of being a portable QFD!

I only have a roll of the 5 min epoxy, and yet my 2700 still is lying in a box unassembled. I didn't try it at all because I was afraid it wouldn't be strong enough.
by SSCBen
Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:14 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Auto-mounted watersquirter! - Seeking car-mounted squirtgun
Replies: 17
Views: 1884

tallwater2 wrote:That sounds great, Doom, if you can give instructions!
Drat, I've completely forgotton about this topic. I am very sorry, I'll try to get some diagrams and stuff edited in this post by tonight.
by SSCBen
Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: making some homemades - ... finally
Replies: 10
Views: 983

My handle must be longer. That was one of the things I wanted to add to the article. There's so many, I am just rewriting it. I want to put legnths and label the parts on the picture.
by SSCBen
Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: making some homemades - ... finally
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Uhh, mine was made out of 3/4" too, only the pressurized side though because the 1/2" stuff is the same size as the pump and the 1/2" check valves are cheaper.
by SSCBen
Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: making some homemades - ... finally
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Duct tape won't seal right. Electrical tape is closer, but not perfect. O rings are the best, just a little harder to get working. Below is the text from the article, I'll try to edit in the pics later today. Alright, here is it, the most powerful pump-action air pressure water gun you can find. I'...
by SSCBen
Mon Aug 02, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: making some homemades - ... finally
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Why can't you go to my site? It should work for everyone, only sniper was banned from it. The PCs were made out of two (2) 4" pieces 3" ID PVC. I plan very much on rewriting that entier article in the near future actually, mostly adding more helpful pics (and possible a new trigger valve idea). [ed...
by SSCBen
Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: K-Modding - A few questions and thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 1671

Of course it is, most parts are detachable somehow. Look at the 2100's nozzle, you can screw it off! I did and put some teflon tape on the threads, even though I doubt it would ever have leaked from there.
by SSCBen
Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Portable QFD - It's a fantastic idea
Replies: 18
Views: 2284

I'm actually considering attempting to make a portable QFD that doesn't use pre-pressurization of any time. Instead, like soakers so, it'd just be a good, solid water pump with a hose-connection adapter to interface with the QFD. My main problem is that I haven't found a good, but cheap hand-held w...
by SSCBen
Sat Jul 24, 2004 7:03 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: In the Heart of the Beast - Monster XL Internal
Replies: 6
Views: 870

I think that MXL PCs overpressurizing is a common problem. I've heard of several cases of that happening, even so much that the PC cracked completely. I couldn't find any topics in my quick searchs, so I don't have anything to reference. All you can do is prevent it from happening, don't overpressu...
by SSCBen
Fri Jul 23, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: Water Warriors ArmorDillo - Hose Connection Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 992

There are these special O-ring shaped things that are in most hose connections. If the Armor-Dillo lacks this, you could buy some and put them in. I believe they should be in the gardening section of a home improvement store. If it has that or it doesn't work, then try the teflon tape.
by SSCBen
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: looking for a cheap CPS-class blaster - anyone got one?
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

If you live in the eastern US, try looking at Sports Authority or Sports Mart. I've heard of (and bought) a few CPS 2100s from a SA. You also could try homemades if you are adventurous.
by SSCBen
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Auto-mounted watersquirter! - Seeking car-mounted squirtgun
Replies: 17
Views: 1884

try epoxy or lots of hot glue. hot glue usually makes a pretty good seal. Uhh, no, actually hot glue rarely ever makes a good seal. Especially under pressure. You probably could get a bunch of latex rubber tubes off of McMaster and make a larger QFD type gun, that way you won't have to pump it. Hou...
by SSCBen
Thu Jul 22, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Which is better?
Replies: 33
Views: 2876

:blazer: :soakon2: This must be some foreign language, I'm having trouble decoding it. :O The 2100 is cheaper currently, so that got my vote. If they were the same price it would really depend on what the user wanted. The 2100 lacks a strap, and the 1200 lacks a guide pumps. Other than that they ar...
by SSCBen
Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: 4100 Disassembly - A look at the ol' innards
Replies: 10
Views: 986

Of course they would be, what do you think SSCentral's internals section is for? It is a little small though, you likely could get a many more internal pics. I would like to see that. :) it looks as if you could saw the inner nozzle and get close to a 60x or more Impossible, there is no soaker that...